Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University (AFMKU)

Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University is a full-fledged, accredited, non-public higher education institution which is developing with an unprecedented momentum. The history of the university may be short, but it is rich and proves to be an unparalleled story of success. Starting virtually from scratch in 2000 the institution has been developing with a breathtaking pace. 

AFMKU began from an idea in 1998 which was turned into a blueprint by the founding fathers. In the next step, upon ministerial accreditation, the institution was officially established (2000) and began functioning in rented buildings at several locations in Krakow. 

Now, it is a thriving and vibrant academic centre based in the second largest city in Poland, Krakow, the city renowned for an exceptionally rich academic tradition going back over 600 years. Within 7 faculties, we offer 30 fields of study to nearly 9 000 students. 

One of the pillars of the development of the university is international co-operation. This area of institutional planning entails a variety of initiatives, most of which comprise starting and maintaining contacts with foreign partners, joint research projects, exchange of academic staff and students as well as organization of academic conferences, meetings with foreign officials, researchers and diplomats. 

AFMKU has signed over 100 agreements with foreign higher education institutions and has maintained linkages with various academic entities in such countries as: Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Morocco, the Netherlands, Portugal, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine and the USA.

Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
Gustawa Herlinga - Grudzińskiego 1
30-705 Kraków, Poland


Dr Piotr Uhma
Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in International Law


Piotr Uhma is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in international law at the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University. He received his Ph.D. in law from the Faculty of Law of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland in 2013. His dissertation on “Law creating resolutions of the UN Security Council” examines the differences between the UNSC resolutions through their lawcreating effects. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma of Company Law from the Law School of Warsaw University (2006) and a Masters of Law from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (2004). 

From 2013-2014 he was a Senior Good Governance Advisor in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Skopje. From 2012-2013 he served as a Senior Human Rights Officer in the OSCE Mission in Kosovo. Previously he worked as Director of the Legal and Corporate Communications Office of the Polish Electric Power Grid company, PSE Operator S.A. and performed various consultancy and public speaking assignments in places such as Prague, Sydney, Jakarta, Strasbourg, Vienna, Amman, Nairobi, Denver, Seoul Jerusalem and Pamplona. His academic interests revolve around the theory of international law, the concept of sovereignty, interventionism, democracy and the rule of law.